Book Lovers Book Club: July 2013 Voting Results

Filed in Book Lovers Book Club , Gail Carriger , Giveaways , Robin Hobb , The Winged Lover Posted on July 1, 2013 @ 7:00 am 2 comments

Good morning everybody!

It is now time to reveal the how the July votes went!

July’s book will be:

Soulless by Gail Carriger

First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire – and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?


This month we will also be continuing the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb with the second installment, Royal Assassin.

Young Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has had him tutored him in the dark arts of the assassin. He has barely survived his first, soul-shattering mission, and returns to the court where he is thrown headfirst into the tumult of royal life. With the King near death, and Fitz’s only ally off on a seemingly hopeless quest, the throne itself is threatened. Meanwhile, the treacherous Red Ship Raiders have renewed their attacks on the Six Duchies, slaughtering the inhabitants of entire seaside towns. In this time of great peril, it soon becomes clear that the fate of the kingdom may rest in Fitz’s hands–and his role in its salvation may require the ultimate sacrifice.


This month will also hold a little more incentive for those who are hesitant about joining our Book Club. I am renewing an idea started on Blogs With Bite, founded by Parajunkee and later taken over by me. This month we will have a Top Reviewer, the winner of this prestigious title will not only get bragging rights, but any book from the Book Depository valued at $10USD or less.

To enter you must:

  1. Read the book
  2. Review the book – review must be at least 300 words
  3. Post the review somewhere – your own blog, Goodreads, Amazon etc
  4. Somewhere in the review you must have the words “Book Lovers Book Club” with a link back to this page
  5. Post the link to the linky page that will go up two Monday’s from now

All reviews must be in English (I know we are an international blog but I am only fluent in the Queen’s English, Australian and Sarcasm), all reviews must be your own original work. All reviews must be posted and added to the linky page before 11:59PM on 31st of July


Did you read Assassin’s Apprentice in June? Are you continuing the series in July?

About Amanda

Amanda-Lee is a proudly addicted reader and writer from Sydney. She lives with her wonderful husband and their more like a baby than a kitten Hamish. Amanda-Lee has been blogging for 4 years now and is a lover of all genres, though she does have a tendancy to stray towards the weird and wonderful concotions in the paranormal and fantasy genres. In addition to being the Winged Lover on BLI she also runs the book blog StoryWings.

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  • Susan July 1, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I confess that I haven’t been a very good book club member, but I think I’m too pathetic to be a member of any club. I was surprised that we were “continuing” w/ the Farseer Trilogy–I didn’t even realize we’d started! And I really wanted to read the Hobbs books, too. Maybe I’ll try to catch up. Doh.

    The good news is that I have read Soulless (although it’s been awhile).

    • Amanda July 1, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      Yeah we started it last month as our series read along.

      You’re in no way pathetic, nor are you to pathetic to be in our club 🙂
      Any club that Let’s me in open to everyone

      I read soulless a while ago too. But I think I will re read it as it was quite good (and I need some material for discussion questions)

      Julys a long month 🙂 hopefully you’ll catch up in time for August when we will be finishing off the trilogy. It is absolutely fantastic do I do hope that you get around to reading it at some point 🙂

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